Health Care IT Chief's Departure Leaves Gap In EHR Leadership

Brian T. Horowitz | eWeek | August 10, 2013

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the Obama administration's national coordinator for health IT, announced his resignation on Aug. 6.

As Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health IT, prepares to leave his post this fall, the Obama administration is left without a champion for electronic health record (EHR) adoption.

"We will lose a valuable cheerleader that actually understood the various market forces affecting the industry," Shahid Shah, CEO of IT consulting firm Netspective Communications and author of The Healthcare IT Guy blog, told eWEEK in an email. "It's a loss that will be felt from a leadership perspective."